Today, within the framework of the Forum «OECD Eurasia Week 2017", Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev met with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and heads of delegations of countries participating in the forum.

During the meeting, it was noted that since 2015, Kazakhstan and OECD have entered a phase of active interaction within the framework of the signed Country Programme of Cooperation, which is a qualitatively new platform for exchanging experience. This year, the organization approved the extension of the program until 2018.

The parties discussed the effectiveness of the Action Plan for increasing the level of participation of the state agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the activities of OECD committees and working groups. It was noted that Kazakhstan is carrying out qualitative work to upgrade its status to “Participant” in the Committee for Educational Policy and to "Associate Member" in the Committee on Steel.

The meeting also covered the issue of Kazakhstan’s entry into the OECD Competition Committee as a full member in 2019-2020. It was noted that Kazakhstani experts are currently carrying out extensive work to implement all OECD recommendations regarding competitiveness.

Following the meeting, the sides expressed their readiness to continue further close cooperation.

For reference:

In March 2015, an Agreement was signed with the OECD on conducting an “Assessment of the Antimonopoly legislation and policy of the Republic of”. June 17, 2016, due to positive changes in the antimonopoly legislation, Kazakhstan joined the OECD Competition Committee as a participant.

It should be reminded that prior, Bakytzhan Sagintayev has held talks with Angel Gurría in Astana, during which they discussed topical issues related to the expansion of cooperation with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Published: 24 October 2017

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